South African pay-TV provider MultiChoice recently launched the new DStv Explora 2 decoder from ARRIS to customers in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. The decoder is the fourth generation of HD PVR devices that ARRIS and MultiChoice have launched together and makes it easier for customers to access MultiChoice’s growing on demand services. In the future, its HEVC technology will reduce the bandwidth needed to stream or download shows, helping to lower the data charges that customers incur when streaming or downloading content from one of the DStv services.
The device features a streamlined hard drive and ships with a new remote control that features motion-sensor back-lit buttons and a dedicated ShowMax button.
“We invest in technology that enables us to offer our customers the leap in entertainment at the best value,” said Gerdus van Eeden, Group CTO Naspers: Video Entertainment Segment. “We’ve collaborated with ARRIS on our HD PVR decoders for nearly a decade, and we’re confident in their ability to deliver advanced technology to make tomorrow’s entertainment more accessible today. The DStv Explora 2 will help us to offer our customers a wider range of entertainment which they can stream or download to watch when they are read.”